1. sooty gum bubbling like tar 

2. mango cart woman’s dark nipples through her white hanes. a mirage

3. gaseous trash bags glistening with their own leak. corpuscles burst and bleed off the curb

4. heavy fruit rot. its special kind of drunkenness

5. inescapable crotch reek of the underground. everybody’s glands rendered pubescent again under the sun this afternoon. everything ages backwards today

6. the chill before a sweat breaks. before the body weeps. the half-release before that whine

7. limbs of the tent city heaped over the sidwalks like burnished sausages. horsefly/housefly/fruitfly delight

8. another way to say heatwave: reverse molting, only wetter